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Re: Navigation lists and headers - best practise?


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Aug 23, 2006 4:00PM

It allows navigation bars:

1. Many browsers and assistive technologies allow for header navigation

2. When stylesheets are turned off the list of links has a label related to what the links are

3. Use of lists of links for navigation bars seems to be the standard in the web standards movement.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 16:05:14 +0100
>From: Penny Roberts < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: [WebAIM] Navigation lists and headers - best practise?
>To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>This is going off at a tangent from the original post so I've started a
>new thread.
> In response to the thread "are there any accessibility testing best
>practices" Jon Gunderson posted a link to the Functional Web
>Accessibility Evaluation Tool.
> I've looked at the UIUC "Best Practices" site before but I must have
>missed this: http://cita.uiuc.edu/html-best-practices/nav/menus.php
> Does everyone agree that it is best practice to have an h2 heading
>before a ul used for navigation? I've never come across the suggestion
>before so I'm interested to know how well supported (or not)+ the idea is.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

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